Civil Rights Defenders

Civil Rights Defenders defends people’s civil and political rights and supports human rights defenders in Sweden and the rest of the world. We have achieved fantastic goals together with human rights defenders from the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. Our work has contributed to hundreds of thousands of people in Former Yugoslavia and Russia getting access to legal aid. The European Court of Justice has, in over one hundred separate cases, convicted Russia for extrajudicial executions, torture and disappearances in Chechnya and other parts of Northern Caucasus. Hundreds of Roma in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo have been registered and gotten citizenships through us. For several years, we have looked at and paid attention to states’ intrusion into people’s privacy. Our work has contributed to a more secure legislation in countries like Sweden and Serbia. We are also actively working to strengthen the protection against discrimination by putting together, along with our partners, proposals for laws against discrimination and by working to get the laws passed by the countries parliaments. We support independent media and make it possible for them to spread professional and balanced information as a counterweight to the governmental hate and war propaganda that repressive regimes all over the world feed their population with.

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Abbreviation
SHC
Telephone
46-8-54527730
Fax
46-8-54527750
Email
info@civilrightsdefenders.org
Website
www.civilrightsdefenders.org
Street
Stora Nygatan 26
City
Stockholm
Country
Sweden
ZIP
S-11127